The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) is now accepting applications to develop collaborative population-related projects that will obtain funding from the Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) or other competitive extramural sources.

PSTC faculty associates are encouraged to apply. However, all regular Brown faculty proposing a population research project as defined by the Population Dynamics Branch of the NICHD are eligible. Multi-investigator teams that bring together complementary approaches and projects that include junior and senior faculty collaboration are encouraged.

The number and amount of the awards will be determined by the number and nature of applications received. Smaller projects may received $5,000-15,000, while larger, multi-investigator projects may receive up to $25,000. 

Applications are due by June 10, and awards will be announced in July. More details available here.



This position is designed to support and advance the mission of Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) within Brown Univeristy. As a member of a unit affiliated with the Population Studies and Training Center, and as a unit with a research and curricular mission that reaches across the social sciences and into other scholarly fields, the Senior GIS analyst will have a broad interdisciplinary service portfolio, both technical and substantive. Key elements include supporting hardware and software related to S4’s mission, coordination with S4 leadership and key related units, and providing a broad base of cutting-edge service to members of Brown’s academic community.

The analyst will maintain S4 technical infrastructure and environment; provide spatial analysis support to the S4 community; coordinate functions for smooth running of program; and promulgate own research and seek external funding. Candidates should have an M.A. or MSc in appropriate technical field; a PhD in appropriate technical field, including geographic subject matter, is preferred. 

More information and application link available here.


For information about the PSTC postdoctoral program, please contact the assistant director at Ana_Wildman@brown.edu.

Postdoctoral opportunities at the PSTC often include:

  • NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow (supported by a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD] Training Grant from the National Institute of Health [NIH])
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (supported by PSTC internal funds)
  • Presidential Diversity Post Doctoral Fellowship and STS
  • Joint postdoctoral appointments with other campus units


For other opportunities at Brown, visit http://careers.brown.edu.

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